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Jul. 3rd, 2015

Blairreading

annieb1955

Where There Is A Will by Eilidh17 (G)

Show: SG1

Rec Category: Kidfic
Characters: Daniel Jackson, Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Teal'c, Dr. Brightman
Pairings:
Categories: Gen, kidfic
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: eilidh17
Author's Website: Eilidh17 at Brothers In Arms
Link: Where There Is A Will

Why This Must Be Read: A well written slightly different version of a Daniel getting downsized fic. What I really like about it is the strong bond that's shown to be still there between Jack and Daniel despite the circumstances.

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Jul. 2nd, 2015

SGA Meant To Be

brumeier

The Te of John, by Speranza (explicit)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: John/Rodney
Characters: John, Rodney, Carson
Categories: Explicit slash
Warnings: explicit sexy fun times
Link: The Te of John

Why This Must Be Read: After a bad experience offworld Rodney tries to ascend, for real this time, using the same methods he employed in the ep The Tao of Rodney. And John does everything he can to keep that from happening without coming out and saying the actual words. Emotionally constipated boys for the win! Plus, banter and John’s unique expectations of how Rodney should be acting make this at turns very funny and almost heartbreaking.


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Jul. 1st, 2015

SG-1 awesome

sg_fignewton

July reccers

Many thanks to annieb1955, brumeier, danceswithgary, squidgiepdx, and patk for all their June recs! We had 18 recs this month - on the low side, I know. We only have a few volunteers for this coming month, so savor and appreciate what we do get. stargateficrec is only as good as its reccers (and our faithful mods, working behind the scenes). :)

Our reccers for July are:

annieb1955: Kidfic

brumeier: John/Rodney

morena_evensong: Rodney McKay

patk: Team

I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to reccing at least two fics over the course of July, although of course we will be happy with more. Feel free to use the copy-and-paste template from the reccer's FAQ for your convenience.

Jun. 30th, 2015

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Ardhanarishvara" by Auburn and Monanotlisa (mature)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Elizabeth Weir, Carson Beckett, Evan Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Steven Caldwell
Pairings: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex/John Sheppard, Rodney McKay/Ronon Dex
Categories: Slash, Het, Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst, Alternate Universe - Gender Change
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence
Author on LJ: auburnnothenna monanotlisa
Author on DW: auburn monanotlisa

Author's Website: Allusions: Fiction by Auburn

Both authors are also on AO3 under the same handles

Link: Ardhanarishvara

Summary by the author: "Tell me, Colonel, did you take a look around and think, hey, it's the Planet of Sex Changes?"


Why This Must Be Read:

The team meets a technologically advanced people and, as a test, they're subjected to a genderswitch with the option of changing back after six month.

It's exactly what it says on the tin: action, adventure, drama, angst - it's an intriguing story that explores personal issues, team-dynamics, team-relations and gender-related aspects of culture and society in Pegasus.

And since it's Auburn, you know the writing is top.

A small warning since I know that some of us are wary of surprises. Nobody dies and everybody is happy in the and but if Ronon is your favorite character you should perhaps take a look at the end first.


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fic rec

sg_fignewton

Stargateficrec still seeking volunteers for July

stargateficrec still needs more reccers for next month! If you are interested in reccing at least two fics over the month of July, please comment at the volunteer post.

Jun. 29th, 2015

broken glass Sheppard

patk

"Squonksgiving" by Sholio (G)

Show: SGA
Rec Category: Team
Characters: John Sheppard,Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex
Pairings: none
Categories: gen
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: sholio
Author's Website: City on the Ocean's Edge
Link "Squonksgiving" by Sholio

Summary by the author:
Sometimes John just gets a feeling that this is going to be yet another day that's not going in the mission report.


Why This Must Be Read:
This one is hilariously funny and, well, you can't really explain humor, right?
Personally I think it's a case of "Life in Pegasus not taking Team Sheppard seriously" (with the exception of Teyla, of course).
The team is ambushed by a local custom and our capable, competent heroes can't quite cope with it. ;-)

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Jun. 28th, 2015

McShep - A Hand Apart

danceswithgary

Breathe in two countries by spiny (spilinski) (M)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Angst Pre-Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: [Unknown LJ tag]
Author's Website:
Link: Breathe in two countries

Why This Must Be Read:

So very bittersweet in sometimes funny, often beautiful phrasing.

So John needing Rodney.

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Jun. 25th, 2015

McShep Gaze

brumeier

Inventing Atlantis, by InsaneTrollLogic (Gen)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John, Rodney, Teyla, Ronon, Elizabeth, Jeannie
Categories: Gen, kid!fic
Warnings: Dead body, reference to suicide
Link: Inventing Atlantis

Why This Must Be Read: This is an excellent representation of the team as children, spending one year together in Virginia. Rodney’s the new guy, his family just moved from Canada, and I love the easy way the others accept him as one of their own.

They best part, though, are the stories John tells about a sunken city, and Wraith in the woods, and the crumbling tunnel he calls a Stargate. They all follow John’s lead, believing in things they can’t see, and this comes to a very satisfying resolution in the epilogue. This fic is wonderful in the way it captures the magic of childhood, despite a lot of real-world family problems, and makes sure that these characters never lose that feeling even as adults.

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Jun. 24th, 2015

janet next

sg_fignewton

July reccers: volunteer post

This entry will be open to volunteers through June 30th. The official list of monthly reccers will be posted on Wednesday.

Comment with the username you'll be using to rec and the category you want, choosing a category from the list below or selecting a more rare category that has been used in the past. If you want to rec a category that is not on the list below or in the community memories, feel free to ask. Remember that you may volunteer for a category that isn't listed.

By signing up, you are committing yourself to reccing at least two (preferably four) stories in that category during the month of July. June reccers may only sign up for next month after posting their minimum two recs for this month. The FAQ and rec template, with detailed instructions, can be found here.

You must be a member of stargateficrec in order to post, so if you're a new reccer, be sure to join the community.

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Remember: first come, first claimed.
Blairbook

annieb1955

No Greater Love by Joana Dey (M)

Show: SG1

Rec Category: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Samantha Carter, Teal'c
Categories: slash, hurt/comfort, established relationship, Jack/Daniel pairing
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: Joana Dey
Link: No Place Like Home

Why This Must Be Read: An angst and h/c fest as Daniel first has to find Jack and then they keep each alive.

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Blairbook

annieb1955

No Place Like Home by Delilah (M)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Hurt/Comfort
Characters: Joh Sheppard, multiple Rodney McKays, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir
Categories: slash, quantum mirror,hurt/comfort, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay pairing
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: N/A
Author's Website: Delilah
Link: No Place Like Home

Why This Must Be Read: Okay, so there's not heaps of h/c in this fic but there's enough for me to use it here. Besides it's sweet and funny as John finds himself traveling through several different parallel universes trying to get home and realizing something along the way.

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Jun. 22nd, 2015

fic rec

sg_fignewton

Just a Little Pocket Change, by Thothmes (PG)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack O'Neill
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Teal'c
Categories: gen, time travel, angst, character study, Jack and Teal'c friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: thothmes
Author's Website: fic tag
Link: Just a Little Pocket Change

Why This Must Be Read: This is Jack, in the year 1969, struggling with what he can't do. Powerfully and ouchingly good.

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Jun. 21st, 2015

McShep - Golden

danceswithgary

Happiness is a Warm Gun by lunasky (NC-17)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Drama Humor First Time Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: lunasky
Author's Website:
Link: Happiness is a Warm Gun

Why This Must Be Read:

This a quirky mystery set on Atlantis, requiring McKay and Sheppard to wander the halls with potato flashlights while they try to figure out why the power's gone out and people are acting weird.

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Jun. 18th, 2015

McShep Gaze

brumeier

Unconventional Heroism, by sardonicsmiley (R)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: AU
Pairing: McShep
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, and a whole host of SGA regulars
Categories: Mature
Warnings: Violence, Language
Author’s Website: No More Tears
Link: Unconventional Heroism

Why This Must Be Read: The summary says it all: Genius billionaire Rodney McKay has his share of secrets, investigative reporter John Sheppard is determined to get to the bottom of them. He'd also like to figure out who the hell the man in the metal suit that keeps saving his life is.

It’s Iron Man with an SGA twist, and if you don't think that Rodney McKay can bring the snark and the genius, you're so very, very wrong. ::grins:: John and Rodney don't have the best of first meetings, but John quickly becomes obsessed with the very private billionaire. This is the story of how they meet, how they fight the villains, and how they team up in a very permanent way. It's sweet, and exciting and heart-breaking in turns. And so very, very good.

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McShep - Team Play

danceswithgary

Perfect Imperfection by helenkacan (Teen)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Alternate Universe Drama First Time Romance Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: helenkacan
Author's Website:
Link: Perfect Imperfection

Why This Must Be Read:

The author says it best: Rodney McKay is a brilliant though unorthodox photographer. John Sheppard is a former pilot with the USAF, who is trying to find a new purpose for living after having been medically discharged. See how their worlds collide.

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Jun. 16th, 2015

jack daniel scribble

sg_fignewton

(Im)patient, by Green_grrl (PG-13)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Jack and Daniel friendship
Characters: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson
Categories: gen, humor
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: green_grrl
Author's Website: green_grrl at AO3
Link: (Im)patient

Why This Must Be Read: When this classic Jack-and-Daniel piece was recently archived on AO3, I smiled at the appearance of an old friend... and then double-checked my lists, and was shocked to discover that I'd never actually recced it!

So sit back and enjoy an absolutely delightful Jack-in-DC fic in which Daniel, thankfully, includes "Jack" as one of his many languages. Snark, fondness, snappy dialogue, and pitch-perfect friendship. Wear whatever goggles you'd like. :)

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Jun. 14th, 2015

fanfic fix

sg_fignewton

Threads of Earth, by Xylaria (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Cassandra Frasier
Characters: Cassandra Frasier, Janet Frasier
Categories: gen, character study
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: xylaria
Author's Website: xylaria at AO3
Link: Threads of Earth

Why This Must Be Read: Short and sweet, this fic showcases Janet wisely recognizing what Cassie needs when she's awash with the easy technological advances of Earth. Truly lovely, with a real early SG-1 feel.


She longed for the basic chores of home, busywork for the hands that calmed her mind and would, maybe, for a while, erase the images of her friends, family, her whole village dying around her.

Jun. 11th, 2015

sam jack genfic

sg_fignewton

Bedtime Stories, by Lilyleia (G)

Show: SG-1

Rec Category: Team
Characters: Samantha Carter, Jack O'Neill, Teal'c, Daniel Jackson, Janet Frasier
Categories: gen, humor, friendship
Warnings: none
Author on LJ: lilyleia78
Author's Website: Lilyleia at AO3
Link: Bedtime Stories

Why This Must Be Read: Charming, fluffy teamy goodness, with humor and affection and snark. Jack's bedtime stories may leave something to be desired, but it's definitely the thought that counts!


“Once upon a time,” Jack began.

“In a kingdom far, far away,” Sam recited dutifully.

“There lived a beautiful princess,” Teal’c supplied.

“With an advanced degree in theoretical astrophysics,” Daniel chimed in.
SGA Meant To Be

brumeier

Sorry, Wrong Number by omg_wtf_yeah (Explicit)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, David Parrish, Ronon Dex
Categories: Explicit, Slash, First Meetings
Warnings: Phone sex
Author on LJ: omg_wtf_yeah
Link: Sorry, Wrong Number

Why This Must Be Read: Come for the hot phone sex, stay for the emotional attachments and boys being ridiculously in love with each other. This is one of those wrong place, right time fics: John is an IT guy fixing a phone at a phone sex facility when he accidentally picks up a call from Rodney. He ends up giving Rodney his cell number and for a while it’s just really hot sex. But then they end up talking beyond that, slowly becoming friends, and John finds it so much easier to open up to someone over the phone instead of face to face. It’s sexy and funny and poignant, and you won’t be disappointed!

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Jun. 6th, 2015

McShep - Blue Mist

danceswithgary

Code of Honor by reddwarfer (Explicit)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard Teyla Emmagan Ronon Dex
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Alternate Universe Drama First Time Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: reddwarfer
Author's Website:
Link: Code of Honor

Why This Must Be Read:

In this story set in the Star Wars universe, John is a former Republic soldier drifting from planet to planet. His life is empty until he acquires a ship, a mechanic, and some special passengers.

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Jun. 4th, 2015

McShep Gaze

brumeier

Complimentary Colors, by yin_again (Teen & Up)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: AU
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Categories: Pre-slash, AU, First Meetings
Warnings: Mention of past homophobic behavior
Author on LJ: yin_again

Link to Fic (AO3): Complimentary Colors

Why This Must Be Read: This is a quiet, moody piece that just really sucks you in. It takes place primarily in Rodney's apartment/art studio, so it's a very self-contained fic as well. Rodney is very much in character here, focused on the work and little else. But he slowly gets to know his new model, John, who is fresh from an Air Force discharge and is clearly ill at ease with the whole modeling process at first.

The art details in this are very nice - Rodney mixes his own paints, stretches his own canvas, and is incredibly particular about lighting and curves vs. lines. The slow progression of his friendship with John is lovely, and his finished pieces - done for an art show - are a wonderful tie-in to the series. I really love this story!

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Jun. 3rd, 2015

SGA - John/Rodney Pier

squidgiepdx

Situation Normal, All Fucked Up by sardonicsmiley (PC-13)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Slash
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Rodney McKay, Evan Lorne, John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Slash, Angst
Warnings: Episodic Violence
Author: sardonicsmiley (not on LJ)
Author's Website: no more tears
Link: Situation Normal, All Fucked Up

Why This Must Be Read: Though this isn't explicitly stated that it is Sheppard/McKay, and it is told from Evan Lorne's point of view, it's a tale that grabs you right from the start - and doesn't let go until the end. It's a story where John is kidnapped, Elizabeth refuses to meet their demands, and Rodney takes matters into his own hands to deal with the situation.

This is a very powerful fic, in emotion as well as Lorne's loyalty to Sheppard. And it's perfect.

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Jun. 1st, 2015

Kavan Smith

squidgiepdx

In Memoriam by casspeach (Teen & Up)

Show: Stargate Atlantis

Rec Category: Slash
Characters: Lorne, Stackhouse
Pairings: Lorne/Stackhouse
Categories: Slash, First Time, Angst
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: casspeach
Author's Website: ...because cowboys make everything better
Link: In Memoriam

Why This Must Be Read: One thing that really hung over everyone's head in the military was "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - and it made life so difficult for so many people. This fic shows the extent of that heartbreak. Evan (Nick in this story, because it's an older fic before we knew his name) lost someone dear to him, as did Stackhouse. They meet one night, offering each other comfort and consolement. What casspeach has written here is full of angst, and exactly how I would expect someone serving under DADT would act.

In this story, "Nick" is about to go to Atlantis for the first time. He gets drunk the night before, still mourning the loss of his lover, and runs into a Marine who seems to be in the same predicament.

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SG-1 awesome

sg_fignewton

June reccers

Many thanks to danceswithgary, morena_evensong, patk, roeskva. and squidgiepdx for all their May recs. We had lots of recs this past month: twenty-six, in fact! Well done, all of you. :)

Our reccers for June are:

annieb1955: Hurt/Comfort

brumeier: AU

danceswithgary: John/Rodney

nymaeria: Sam/Jack

patk: Team

sallymn: Radek Zelenka

squidgiepdx: Slash

A special welcome to brumeier, who is joining the reccing ranks for the first time. I'll be around, too, making my usual random recs.

Reccers, you all have access and can start posting at any time. Remember that you have committed yourself to posting at least two recs over the month of June, although of course we'll happy with more.

May. 31st, 2015

McShep - Play Hard to Get

danceswithgary

Safe Surrender by zoemathemata (Explicit)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: Sheppard/McKay
Characters: Rodney McKay John Sheppard
Pairings: Sheppard/McKay
Categories: Alternate Universe Drama First Time Slash
Warnings: None
Author on LJ: zoemathemata
Author's Website:
Link: Safe Surrender

Why This Must Be Read:

Rodney in witness protection, John as the marshall assigned to keep him safe, a cabin in the woods. Perfect.

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